RFA Reacts to EPA Final Rule

The Renewable Fuels Association today expressed disappointment in the Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule for 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements, arguing that the rule opens the door for small refinery exemptions (SREs) to continue eroding RFS volumes and destroying demand for America’s biofuel producers and farmers. “After EPA’s overwrought abuse of the SRE program in recent years, agency officials …

Pork Producers Set 2020 Priorities

The president of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is celebrating progress made in 2019 despite the challenges and setting priorities for 2020. On a call with reporters Wednesday, NPPC president David Herring of Lillington, NC pointed to both USMCA and the recent Japan agreement as successes in 2019 for pork producers, and getting the China phase one deal across …

Arcadia Biosciences Launches GoodHemp

During the American Seed Trade Association CSS & Seed Expo in Chicago, Arcadia Biosciences announced the launch of a new product line – GoodHemp. As the company’s new brand for delivering genetically superior hemp seeds, transplants, flower and extracts, GoodHemp’s first commercial product is a disease resistant and ultra-low THC hemp seed. The company held a reception to promote the …

Farm Groups Partner to Help Farmers Manage Stress

Pictured LtoR: Todd Van Hoose, Farm Credit Council; Dale Moore, AFBF; Mark Skidmore, Michigan State Extension; Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union Farm Credit, American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union have partnered on a program to train individuals who interact with farmers and ranchers to recognize signs of stress and offer help. Based on the farm stress program Michigan …

NCGA Urges USMCA Passage and RFS Protection

Leaders of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and state corn organizations held a news conference Wednesday morning to urge the Trump Administration and members of Congress to finish the job on outstanding trade and ethanol issues important to corn farmers. Participating in the press conference were NCGA president Kevin Ross of Minden, Iowa; Patty Mann, Ohio Corn & Wheat …

2019 ASTA CSS & Seed Expo

More than 2,500 seed industry professionals from 36 countries attend America’s largest seed industry conference each year. A time-honored tradition each December in Chicago, the 2019 CSS & Seed Expo features essential networking and educational opportunities as well as a huge trade show. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital …

Heliae, R.W. Griffin to Launch Strategic Alliance to Promote Georgia Soil Health

GILBERT, AZ (December 5, 2019) – Heliae® Agriculture is partnering with the R.W. Griffin family of companies to drive soil health in Georgia and North Florida. R.W. Griffin, one of the largest fertilizer retailers in Georgia, has become one of the company’s official distributors for the southeast region. Griffin Evans, Chemical and Seed Director for R.W. Griffin says, “We are …

2019 Agricultural Retailers Conference and Expo

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) 2019 Conference & Expo is in New Orleans, La. Dec. 3-5. The annual gathering draws nearly 600 agricultural retail industry professionals for speakers, educational sessions, a world-class expo and networking opportunities. #AGRETAILERS19 This virtual ag newsroom includes links to photos and audio content available free of charge for digital or print publication or broadcast. Photos …

Register for Inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic

The inaugural Heart of America Agricultural Hemp Classic is scheduled for January 15-16, 2020 in Independence, Missouri at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center. Registration officially begins Black Friday, November 29, at mohempassociation.org. The Classic is being organized by the Missouri Hemp Association (MHA), which formed earlier this year, and is open to farmers and allied industry throughout the …

New Soy Based Motor Oil Now Available

Biosynthetic Technologies’ high-performing biobased synthetic motor oil, using high oleic soybean oil from soybeans grown by U.S. farmers, is now on commercial shelves, thanks to a partnership with the United Soybean Board (USB). Both USB and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have supported the soy-based, drop-in synthetic alternative to petroleum-based motor oil. The biobased alternative is well-suited for high-temperature automotive …

GROWMARK/FS System Responding to Propane Issues

The past six weeks have brought rolling outages of propane supply at pipeline terminals across the Midwest. Carol Kitchen, Vice President of Energy and Logistics at GROWMARK, says there are a number of factors are contributing to propane shortages this year during a critical time for farmers. In this interview, she discusses what GROWMARK is doing to address the issues …

NK Seeds Helping Farmers End Tough Year on Positive Note

A tough season like 2019 presents challenges to corn and soybean farmers, and an opportunity for companies like Syngenta and their NK Seeds brand to showcase varieties and traits that help them overcome those challenges. NK hybrids and varieties combine the latest in seed technology with top-of-the-line genetics, producing crops that withstand some of the biggest in-field challenges. Even in …

ZimmCast 630 – NAFB Presidents

ZimmCast 619

In this week’s program we hear from Rita Frazer, RFD Radio Network, who is just starting her year as President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting – and Lorrie Boyer, KSIR, who is just completing her year. Both farm broadcasters talk about the convention that just took place in KC, MO but also talk about their year as president, …

Retailers Gain Regenerative Ag Options for Building Soil, Yields and Profits

Gilbert, AZ – For 2020, retailers and growers have easy-to-use options for building soil health and increasing yields via native soil microbes. One application of PhycoTerra® soil microbe food available from Heliae® Agriculture can start the process toward regenerative agriculture. Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming which focuses on improving soil health. Typical regenerative methods require truckloads of organic …

FMC at 2019 NAFB Trade Talk

FMC has been a long time sponsor of the 2019 National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk event, the centerpiece of the organization’s annual convention that draws agricultural reporters from around the country. This page includes FMC audio and video interviews and photos of FMC representatives. This virtual ag newsroom includes links to media assets available free of charge for …